Le Mas du Loriot

Chirping cicadas and rustling leaves are the only ambient noises at this quiet haven in the hills near Gordes.

By Margie Rynn, Friday, Aug 14, 2009, 3:55 PM

Le Mas du Loriot

About this Hotel

Price From $78

Each room has a private terrace with a magnificent view: a small lavender field, and far behind it the mighty massif of the Luberon.

An alluring pool is tucked among the trees. The graceful room decor includes tile floors, white walls, a painting or two, and rich fabrics on the beds and windows; bathrooms are stocked with goodies from Yves Rocher.

The eight rooms are accessible from the outside, so mingling with your neighbors is strictly voluntary.

The restaurant serves dinner on weekdays; half-board is strongly encouraged, though not obligatory—and probably not a bad idea, considering how hard it might be to find the energy necessary to get up from your deck chair and drive into town.

Details Doubles from $78 (€55). Open March to mid-November.